The open world survival sport based mostly on Dune will likely be developed by German studio NUKKLEAR alongside Funcom, as the 2 firms revealed at this time in a joint press launch.
NUKKLEAR just lately launched the helicopter shooter Comanche, printed by THQ Nordic. In addition they labored on UI/UX design for the Destroy All People! remake, collaborated with ROCKFISH Video games on the primary Everspace, and are additionally credited for contributing to Venture Automobiles Go.
Moreover, NUKKLEAR (based mostly in Hanover) obtained €1.6 million by the BMVI (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und Digitale Infrastruktur) as a part of the “Computerspieleförderung des Bundes” German Federal Authorities Grant. This fund will likely be used to assist the studio’s manufacturing on this challenge.
Kirk Lenke, CEO of NUKKLEAR, acknowledged:
We’re grateful to Funcom for bringing us on to assist deliver Dune to a brand new viewers. We’ve supported and collaborated on many initiatives over time, however taking up Dune is by far the most important but. Our crew welcomes the problem and is assured within the experience that NUKKLEAR brings to the desk.
Funcom CEO Rui Casais added:
Because the Dune open-world survival sport is essentially the most formidable challenge we’ve ever undertaken at Funcom, having expert and dependable companions is an absolute should. With NUKKLEAR we have now simply that. We’ve benefited significantly from their experience in vehicular based mostly gameplay, however I do know them as extremely expert and artistic sport builders generally.
As chances are you’ll keep in mind from our earlier stories, Funcom introduced to have licensed the Dune IP for gaming diversifications again in 2019. Then, after the corporate obtained acquired by Tencent, the scope of the upcoming open world survival sport considerably expanded, which finally led the Norwegian firm to hunt assist.
In fact, with the first movie in the new Dune adaptation broadly considered among the finest movies launched this 12 months, the mainstream hype for the franchise is at an all-time excessive. With Dune: Half Two at the moment scheduled to hit theaters on October twentieth, 2023, it’s probably that Funcom and NUKKLEAR will do their utmost to launch this sport as shut as doable to that.